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Four Continents Stephen Jones
Part of The Four Continents installation by Stephen Jones as it emerges from a Mammoth Stereolithography Machine.
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RAPID 2013: Murray Moss discusses Warhol
Murray Moss is the founder and creative mind behind the internationally renowned Moss design gallery.
He is a frequent guest speaker, having lectured at the Neue Galerie, Harvard University Graduate School of Design, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the Hammer Museum to name but a few. He also spoke at the TED12 conference in 2002. In autumn 2013, Mr Moss will inaugurate a new course he will teach at New York's School of Visual Arts.
North America's definitive Additive Manufacturing Exposition and Conference, RAPID 2013, will take place in Pittsburgh, PA, from June 10th-13th.
The Reception will include refreshments and offer networking opportunities for RAPID attendees.
Furthermore, Curator and Creative Director of Moss Bureau in New York, Murray Moss, will present Factory 2:0 - a series of installations in various locations within the Museum. These will illuminate the RAPID-ly evolving relationship between art and additive manufacturing, concentrating on innovations that are changing how visual art is conceived and made - innovations which, fittingly, Andy Warhol prolifically and expertly contributed to.
In keeping with the themes of celebrity, voyeurism and detachment so often used in the post-modernism legend's work, the Main Gallery of the venue will feature two suspended 3D-printed interpretations of Warhol's Fright Wig in pink and blue, interpreted by Materialise in translucent resin. The pieces have been created using Mammoth Stereolithography technology.
It is assumed that Warhol would approve, as the artist once said "... I love plastic, I want to be plastic".
The museum's famous Time Line Gallery will feature a second installation created especially for RAPID 2013 - a series of four statues conceived by renowned British milliner Stephen Jones.
In his piece The Four Continents, Jones, like Warhol, creates an allegorical self-portrait, representing his global identity - something Warhol also sought to achieve through art.
These are just some examples of the numerous 3D-printed interpretations by multiple artists at the show, marking an auspicious opening night for the much-anticipated RAPID event.